Spartanburg GOP passes resolution against racism and anti-Semitism

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments


Last evening the Spartanburg County Republican Party’s executive committee took a clear and definitive stand against anti-Semitism and racism at any party event. Events of the past week have proven that even the best intentioned efforts can sometimes lead to miscommunication to the public. As a result, I have received numerous messages from across our state and across our country regarding the invitation to Paul Nehlen to be the keynote speaker at the Spartanburg County Republican Women’s President’s Day dinner on Monday.

Paul Nehlen has espoused reprehensible, disgusting views that are anti-Semitic and racist for his entire […]

Spartanburg County Republican Women club host white nationalist, anti-semite at annual banquet

February 22nd, 2018|4 Comments

It surely is important to know what’s going on in your county party political scene. And who’s who.

Monday night the Spartanburg County Republican Women held an event and their keynote speaker was Paul Nehlan from Wisconsin.  MaryAnn Riley is the President of that organization.  The return address on the mailed invitations was 1002 South Pine Street – the business address of former county chair Rick Beltram, where the SCRW have an office.

Let me share a few of Paul Nehlan’s social media offerings. Note this is from his own personal Facebook and Twitter accounts, not (as some might try to claim) […]

FINALLY a little sanity re: the SCDOT

February 21st, 2018|1 Comment

Short version: Gov McMaster has NOT reappointed Hugh Leatherman’s son-in-law John Hardee to a spot on the DOT state commission.

CLICK HERE for an article by Rick Brundrett at The Nerve detailing the vast corruption. Excerpt:
A state transportation commissioner with ties to an advertising company that has a lucrative Department of Transportation contract also is a paid consultant with a lobbying trade group that receives thousands of dollars annually from other public agencies.

Public and private entities eligible for public service announcements (PSAs) have paid the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina (OAASC), which represents large and smaller outdoor advertising companies, for […]

CPAC Thursday Friday Saturday

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Here is your CPAC agenda/speakers.

There are links on that page for live stream of Day 2 and Day 3. Perhaps Day 1 will be livestreamed there as well …?

The main sessions all three days are usually streamed live on CSPAN.

Always exciting to see who the keynote (last) speaker is … this year …

Chairman Devin Nunes House Intelligence Committee


Boiling Springs – Planning meetings to attend!

February 21st, 2018|1 Comment

Upstate Forever and Heart of Boiling Springs, in partnership with Toole Design Group, have scheduled a series of community vision workshops to develop a shared, community-driven vision for Boiling Springs. Area residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Upstate Forever and Heart of Boiling Springs are working in partnership with Spartanburg County.

The workshops will be held on Thursday March 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday April 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boiling Springs First Baptist Church.

“We are hopeful that the guiding principles developed during the visioning process will help lay the groundwork […]

Political Party Affiliation Petition

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Put out by SCGOP:


NOTE: This is not full registration by party… that has proven impossible in current political climate to accomplish. And if you have thoughts on the 1, 2, 3’s of making that happen … something other than “vote out everyone who doesn’t support” … please share. I’m on the Partisan Primary committee of SCGOP and will bring forward every reasoned suggestion.  It must include a detailed strategy for getting the bill passed through sub committee, committee and then reach the floor of both House and Senate in Columbia with current legislators.

Senator Shane Martin Update for February

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

I hope that this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying the new tax cuts that hopefully have made their way into your paycheck. I also hope that you will find informative this legislative update. I want you to know what is going on in Columbia and how I’m trying to make a difference, but I will warn you upfront, that we’re fighting uphill.


The chief target, to date, of the corruption investigation, former Rep. Rick Quinn, received only probation last week when the judge chose to ignore the evidence of his vote-selling. I am disgusted, and you should […]

Palmetto Panel Conference March 10!

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

A very good event!

Palmetto Panel Conference is a one-of-a-kind conference. Speakers offer completely original content and unique solutions to pressing problems facing our state and local communities. This year, Congressman Jeff Duncan and Sen. Jim DeMint will also attend and provide updates on their work. The 4th Annual Palmetto Panel Conference is a must-attend event held at the Madren Center (Clemson) on March 10th from 10-5:30. Tickets are $55 per person.

Go to to register and reserve your seat. Event limited to first 100 people to register.


Magnuson for House Volunteer Opportunities!

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

From Josiah’s FB page – please reach out to Josiah if you can help.

Volunteers! The campaign is about to get ramped up! We have a number of events coming soon where we need help. Take a look:

Monday, February 19 at 10am – Door-knocking
Saturday, February 24 at 10am – Door-knocking
Tuesday, February 27 at 5:30pm – Postcard addressing party
Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm – Town Hall with Sen. Tom Corbin

Also, put the Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner on April 19 on your calendar. We will need servers and cleanup as well as the normal greeters and so forth.

Thank you! I’m looking forward to […]

Josiah Magnuson hosts Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner!

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Put it on the calendar!

Rep. Josiah Magnuson will be hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, April 19 at 6pm at Arrowwood Baptist Church! This event has been in the works for a while so we are very happy to be able to announce it. The dinner will be non-political in nature and provides a chance for the community to connect with our men and women in blue while showing them we are thankful.

Todd Atwater? are you kidding me?

February 14th, 2018|1 Comment

I got an email from Todd Atwater running for AG in which he says: “I will not have a conflict of interest. I need your help to restore the faith in the Attorney General.”

Sometimes the best way for me to do a little research is to go back through Spartanburg Tea Party emails and see what someone has done to bring themself to my attention.  Like this:

This week members of a House LCI subcommittee likely put an end to legislation aimed at nullifying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in South Carolina. Chairman Mike Gambrell (R-Anderson) was joined by fellow subcommittee […]

H4628 – Telephone “Spoofing” Bill

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

H4628 – Telephone “Spoofing” Bill

Rep. Rick Martin from Newberry introduced H4628.  If  you have heard from “Elizabeth” _ “This is Elizabeth … blah blah Hotel blah blah” you know what we’re talking about.  Telemarketers who use a SC area code to make you think it might be someone you know on the phone OR EVEN use your own phone number to show up in your caller ID.

A bill … to define necessary terms, to prohibit a telemarketer or telephone solicitor from making a consumer telephone call with a spoofed telephone number that displays a south carolina area code on the […]

Friends of the NRA Banquet March 10

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Our friend Chris Pittman shares this info with us:
Spartanburg Friends of NRA Banquet
Attend a Friends of NRA event this year and continue the legacy of fighting for the future of the Second Amendment while enjoying a night of auctions, raffles, firearms and fun!

Saturday, March 10 at 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
VFW Post 9539
325 Carolina Dr Ext, Roebuck, South Carolina 29376

CLICK HERE for ticket purchase.

For info Email:

Check out some of the great merchandise available at our banquet coming up on March 10th at VFW Post 9539 on Carolina Dr Ext.

Two Spartanburg County Council Chairman Candidates

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Reported at SHJ:
A political newcomer and a longtime elected official have announced their bids to run for the seat of outgoing Spartanburg County Council Chairman Jeff Horton.

Brian Turnage of Boiling Springs and Manning Lynch, both Republicans, said they hope to succeed Horton, who was first elected to council in 1994 and served as chairman the past 16 years.

Horton, 57, announced last week he won’t seek re-election.

Turnage, 40, was born and raised in Boiling Springs and is a career firefighter with two teenage daughters.

He said he hopes to continue the leadership that Horton demonstrated.

“I would like to follow behind him and […]

Another Candidate for Governor – Greenville’s John Warren

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

John Warren spoke at our tea party meeting in the early days; it was a riveting presentation about his mission as a Marine.  Here’s his campaign announcement:


GSP Republican Women Monday Feb 12 !

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Monday February 12 – 6:30 dessert social, meeting begins at 7 PM



Spring Fling Volunteers needed – April 28 and 29

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

The Spartanburg Tea Party has had a booth at Spring Fling off and on over the years – depending on whether we have volunteers to staff it. Some years Spring Fling falls on the same weekend as the SCGOP Convention. Not this year!

If you would like to volunteer on Saturday April 28 or Sunday April 29 to reach out to our community and let them know that activism has a place for THEM! please let me know.  There is a $70 fee that I am willing to pay for our booth, but ONLY if I can fully staff it with […]

Annoying “Spoofed” calls – do you get them? Bill Introduced!

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

I have had some whiny recording from “Elizabeth” call me every few weeks for over a year, asking about a stay in a resort.  SO INCREDIBLY ANNOYING!  and the phone number that shows up on my caller ID is a 864 area code – looks like a regular person calling me.   I am hoping this bill might take care of that.  Have a chat with your legislators about supporting it! reports:
The same goes for Representative Rick Martin (R-Newberry).

“They’ll use the 803, 843, or 864 area code and plus a local prefix,” Rep. Martin said. “Like, here in Newberry, it’s 276, […]

Constitutional Carry Bill up again Tuesday in Columbia

February 4th, 2018|0 Comments

From SC Carry:

S449 is back on the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda again. Come out to show support for Constitutional Carry. Butts in the seats matter!

Room 105 of the Gressette Building at the SC State House.

You can read the proposed changes here:

If you absolutely can’t make it, you can watch the hearing streaming live.

Video –
Audio Only –

John Nolte lays out 16 items re: The FISA Memo

February 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

As good a summation as I’ve seen, reported at Breitbart:
Here are 16 things the media do not want you to know about the Nunes memo:

The so-called Russian Dossier, the creation of Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele, is a political document — namely, opposition research, created for the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Using what it knew was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign, in October of 2016, the FBI and DOJ obtained a FISA warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to install a wiretap to spy on Hillary […]

Rep Magnuson’s Homeschool Bill

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

From Rep. Magnuson’s FB page:

(You can support bills like this by calling your Representative and asking them to co-sponsor)
Do you support a level playing field for students in all forms of education? Right now in state law, someone who has been homeschooled since birth is allowed to play sports at a public school anytime, but someone who has attended public school and begins homeschooling is forced to sit out a year from sports.

Having heard from several constituents on this issue, today I introduced a bill along with a number of my colleagues to delete the section of state law that […]

Who’s running for Trey’s seat?

January 31st, 2018|2 Comments

Three names right out of the gate: Josh Kimbrell, William Timmons, and Dan Hamilton all mentioned.  And it’s only the first day … reports:

COLUMBIA — A veteran South Carolina House member, a freshman senator and the chairman of the Spartanburg County GOP announced Wednesday they are interested in the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, after Gowdy announced that he will not seek reelection.

Sen. William Timmons, a former prosecutor and Greenville Republican, Dan Hamilton, owner of a Greenville real estate firm and a House member since 2009; and Josh Kimbrell, chairman of the Spartanburg County GOP, […]

Rep. Magnuson on Campaign Finance Records

January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Josiah Magnuson has this on his FB page:
Do you want more government transparency? I know I do!

As a citizen activist prior to my election I found it was difficult for the general public to access campaign finance records. It always was confusing and almost seemed like one had to know what he was looking for before being able to search and find it.

So I’ve been working on getting a direct link to House members’ campaign finance reports placed on our pages. I believe this link will empower people to see what’s going on – and where the special interests are exerting […]

Senator Shane Martin 2018 Update

January 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Always good to hear from Shane!

Keep up to date with Shane via his website

You can join his email list at his webstie.
Gas Tax (6 Months Later)

We now are six months into paying the higher gas tax, and I’m not aware of any roads in our area that have been fixed or improved. I suppose there may be a few over time, but the reality is that until we reform the DOT and make it a cabinet agency, we will never get what we pay for in road taxes. What we will continue to get is more political projects and […]

February Tea Party meeting – Gun Classes and Legislators!

January 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Monthly Spartanburg Tea Party Meeting

Tuesday February 13 at 7:00 PM
The Clock Restaurant, 2725 Reidville Rd, Spartanburg
(come a little earlier if you’d like to have a meal, dutch treat)

Our guest speakers this month will be Curtis Arrowood, who teaches firearm safety classes for children from Pre-K through high school. Curtis will share about the different classes he teaches, and how your church group, youth group, or neighborhood can host one.

Also Representative Josiah Magnuson will join us, and give us a legislative update. Bring your questions, bring your friends!